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Tutta la Famiglia - Newsletter

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I created this newsletter for the Italian-American Club of RiverWalk and was it\'s Editor in Chief for 3 years

I created this newsletter for the Italian-American Club of RiverWalk and was it\'s Editor in Chief for 3 years


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  • 1. Tutta La Famiglia Volume 2, Issue 1 July - September 2003 Presented by The Italian-American Club of RiverWalk A Message From Your President by Chuck DeAndrea Mark Your Calendars! Ciao a tutti! (Hello everyone) place on the Palm Beach Princess on June IAC Meetings are held on the 1st. This trip was a tremendous success! 2nd Tuesday of each month Welcome! It’s the beginning of a new year, (See Channel 44 for Details) There were 104 members who climbed 7:30pm with new ideas and new plans. The Officers aboard and had a great time. We hear that Downstairs at the Town Center and I would like to thank all of you for sup- some of you took home a nice bundle of porting us. We hope to live up to your ex- change. Rumor has it that, collectively, we pectations. had winnings of well over $5,000 dollars. We are planning a year filled with events and we’re hoping that you Our next event will be the July 4th will support our efforts by attend- Cruise, which includes a grand buf- • Look For The Special ing as many of them as you can. fet, Las Vegas-style show, and off- Quarterly Calendar Inside shore fireworks display. Not only do we need your support This Issue by attending the functions, most impor- At our July meeting, please be prepared to • If you haven’t done so, tantly, we need your help assisting in putting sign up and pay for the Halloween Dance, please renew your Mem- the events together. We are in need of which is scheduled to take place at Atlantis bership today Chairpersons, Name-Takers, Phone Callers, Country Club. Also, at our July meeting, and Volunteers to do whatever it takes to please be prepared to sign up and pay a de- make our events successful. posit for our New Year’s Eve Dance. As some of you may have experienced, the Is anyone dizzy yet? Have no fear—we are Inside this issue: format of our monthly meeting has changed enclosing a Calendar of Events, which will a bit. Afterall, it’s only once a month that we give you an outline of the planned events. Message From Your Presi- 1 & 2 have our meetings so we’re trying to keep dent Continued on Page 3 the business part short and sweet, leaving plenty of time to be social. The Wine Corner 2 We recently had our first event, which took Ciao-Italy 2 ing format...a little bit of busi- Letter From The Editor—It’s All About ness and a whole lot of pleas- A Little Taste of Italy 3 Change by Sheryl L. Cautero ure. There is a great camarade- rie that is evident, and I like it! Hello My Friends! I’m happy to You will notice that our format New Year’s Eve 4 be your Editor in Chief once has changed a little, but haven’t You see, it’s all about change. again. I’ve had a nice sabbati- we all changed just a little? Change is good. Let’s embrace cal, but now it’s back to the key- This Social Club is the largest it and make this year great! board. club in RiverWalk. Our member- It’s good to be back! ship has grown to 240...and still Although this Newsletter will be growing. You can witness a S.L.C. done on a quarterly basis, I new excitement at our meet- hope to bring you fun and news- ings. You’ll see some familiar worthy information...albeit short faces, and some new faces. and sweet. And you’ll enjoy the new meet-
  • 2. Tutta La Famiglia Page 2 The Wine Corner by Ray Grabinski I am happy our new Direc- was large and everyone “tears of Christ”. To me, tors have resumed our lived close by. Lucille it was an appropriate newsletter. And I am ex- would always make Lamb, wine for Easter Dinner. tremely happy that our but since it wasn’t the The varieties used for Editor asked me if I family’s favorite dish to making this wine are wanted to continue this eat, it wasn’t considered Piedirosso, Sciascinoso, column. the main course. and Aglianico. During the past holidays, One bottle of wine that I It tastes somewhat like on Easter and Passover, would always place on the Chianti. The wine is a we celebrated dinner table was Lacryma little hard to find and Good Wine Is Always Best When Shared With Good Friends with family and Christi del Vesuvio. costs about $16. & Family friends. At that It comes from just Arrivederci! time, our family east of Naples. The name means Ciao-Italy A Message From Your President continued from Page 1 at Your Service Briefly, we are planning a trip to Las Come to our next meeting and find Vegas (or possibly a Bus Trip out more details. If you like reading the Italian Newspapers, somewhere in Florida) for the Sep- you’ll have plenty to choose from when you We sincerely hope you enjoy the tember/December timeframe. In visit this website: www.ciao-italy.com new meeting format and all the ac- October we’ll have our Halloween tivities we are planning. And the best part is that there is no charge! Dance; and December Once you see Ciao-Italy’s list of newspapers we’re planning a Pastry “We are planning Remember—please sup- you won’t believe your eyes. There are Nite, which will proba- a year filled with port our club. The more newspapers in English as well. In particular, bly be held during or in events and we’re members that attend, the www.italydaily.it/ and www.easymilano.it/ hoping you will more incentive it brings us place of our monthly Did you know that Italy has It’s own version to put together great meeting. support our of the New York Times? It’s called Corriere events for everyone’s en- della Sera. This paper is the most national efforts…” We’re even planning joyment. and presitgious paper in Italy. events for 2004! In Enjoy the summer everyone! April 2004 we’re working on two And did you know that the Vatican publishes its very own newspaper? It’s called L’Osser- cruises—the first cruise, which will Chuck DeAndrea vatore Romano and can be found by going set sail on April 9th, is a 10-day to this website: Cruise to Panama. The 2nd cruise www.vatican.va/news_service/or/home_ita.htm in April 2004 is a 7-day Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, which will leave on the 17th or 18th of April. Lettura felice a tutti! Congratulations Joe Leogrande! Ciao! Joe recently accomplished an incredible feat! He’s been studying to become a Master Gardener and he passed his test S.L.C. If you like reading Italian Newspapers, with flying colors! Joe, you are truly an inspiration to us all! you’ll have plenty to choose from...
  • 3. Volume 2, Issue 1 Page 3 A Little Taste of Italy Milan—Italy’s Second City by Joe Leogrande When tourists go to Italy they nardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and La similar to New York, can seem generally don’t visit this very un-Italian. The business Scala, the country’s most famous op- sprawling industri- community often works during era theater. The Duomo, alized city. The lunch - unthinkable in Rome - in the heart of Milan, is usual vacation cir- business appointments start on the second largest church cuit for Americans time, trains generally leave Stazi- in the world and Italy’s is Rome, Florence, largest Gothic building. one Centrale on schedule, and taxis Venice and a quick Milan also has one of the are prompt. stop, rarely for more prettiest and liveliest city Even the food is not called Italian but alla Milanese. than an hour, in parks in Europe—the 116- Visitors to the city shouldn’t leave without trying the Pisa. acre Sempione Park. Here, saffron – tinted risotto, the osso buco (braised veal shin), Milan, says an offi- late in the afternoon, and for dessert, panettone (a very light currant cake), cial at the Italian young men in leather jack- which makes the city all the more appealing. Tourist Board, is for business- ets and baggy pleated trousers boldly My favorite way to arrive in Milan is by train from the men. ogle long –legged young women in north. One of the most beautiful train trips in Europe It’s true that Italy’s second skinny leather mini skirts who parade is from Zurich, Switzerland. The train winds through largest city, which has nearly 2 down the sidewalks. Groups of young the breath–stealing Swiss Alps past Lucerne and million people, is the financial mothers exchange gossip in animated Lugano lakes; skirts the two-mile wide Lake Maggiore, and manufacturing center of conversations, and business men read and crosses the Lombardy plain to Milan. Italy and conducts 37 percent their Corriere della Sera, the Milanese The finale of the four-hour journey is the spectacular of the country’s business. evening newspa- megalithic Central Station, an enormous Its concentration of 812 banks per. stone building longer than two football would make medieval Milanese fields. Built in 1931 by Benito Mussolini, moneylenders—respected and Italy’s New York the station, ornate enough to be a cathedral, feared from London to China— In many ways, Mi- was designed to be a magnificent monu- proud. But it’s also true that lan, which covers ment to train travel. Milan deserves to be put on a 70 square miles, is vacation itinerary. The city, an entity to itself. MECCA FOR ARTISTS after all, is the home of Leo- Its pace, which is Traditionally, Milan has been a rather closed society. Houses and even business offices are often hidden behind high walls, which make many city streets a line of mo- notonous brown stone. But a glimpse be- hind the iron gates reveals arched doorways and balconies festooned with green vines and brilliant bougainvillea, and courtyards shaded by lime trees. Milan has always been sophisticated, and a mecca for artists and intellectuals. In the early 1800s, French DeAndrea’s writer Stendhal, the pen name of Henri Beyle, asked that his tombstone be inscribed “Henri Beyle, Mila- nais” (man of Milan). Limousine Service Appropriately, the trendiest restaurant in the city is the newly opened Stendhal (Via San Marco on the cor- ner of Via Ancona). Diners have included many fa- 24 Hours—7 Days Per Week mous artists and travelers. ~ 2637 Kittbuck Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Cell: 561-308-7724 Airports~Seaports~DinnerTheatre~Concerts Phone: 561-681-4844 Charters~Corporate Accounts~Meetings Fax: 561-682-1740 Special Events~Excursions Email: cd8659@aol.com Florida West Coast~Space Coast~The Keys
  • 4. Tutta La Famiglia Presented by the Italian-American Club of RiverWalk Did you know that we have a mailing address? The Italian-American Club 7459 RiverWalk Circle, Suite 315 West Palm Beach, Florida 33411 Please feel free to send us mail or drop your correspondence into the box designated for the I.A.C., which is located in the Members Working For You Town Manager’s Office. Officers ADVERTISING RATES Chuck DeAndrea, President Tony Crimi, Vice President Business Card Size Lois Petteruti, Treasurer $30 Maryanne Liberatore, Secretary 1/4 Page Sunshine Committee $60 Edith Schack 1/2 Page $120 EDITOR IN CHIEF S HERYL L . C AUTERO Please submit orders for sheryl_426@yahoo.com advertising to Chuck DeAndrea ~ Contributing Editor J o e Leo gra nd e Contributing Columnist Ra y G rab i nski New Year’s Eve...Are You Going?! It’s never too early to plan for hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner w/ take the next step necessary in making this celebration New Year’s Eve. We are hoping 3-4 entrées, dessert, coffee, & a reality. If we do not have a minimum of 80 paid reser- to have this year’s event at the champagne toast at midnight. vations we will cease negotiations with the Hilton. We Hilton on Australian Avenue in can’t allow the members’ money to be at risk. In order for us to commit to the West Palm Beach. Hilton, we need your support. If you have any questions, please call Chuck DeAndrea This dinner/dance includes a 2- We must have your deposit at or Mike Amico. hour Cocktail Reception w/ passed the July Meeting in order for us to IAC of RiverWalk Affix 7459 RiverWalk Circle, Ste 315 Stamp West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Here TO: